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Today was the latest in a string of firsts this year regarding TAKEOFF: my first appearance in a newspaper!

Thanks to editor Michael Rocha, writer Rob LeDonne, and the San Diego Union-Tribune, I was featured in today’s Sunday edition.  The article tells the story of how I’ve done my writing at 4 a.m. for years now, and how after so many rejections, TAKEOFF finally did just that.

Getting to do this piece was so flattering: Rob, for example, has interviewed scores of genuinely famous people for publications ranging from the UT out to Billboard and Rolling Stone.  Considering the kinds of celebrities and artists he’s used to covering, I teased him during our conversation about getting stuck talking to a boring-old-lawyer like me.

I hope you’ll give the article a look, and that you’ll read some of the other work Michael and Rob have done.